Category: How Far Away Is Death?

How Far Away is Death?

November 17th, 2015 by

What could happen when this lets go?

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Caption Writing Contest: Enter Today, Have Some Fun & Maybe Win!

November 2nd, 2015 by

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Unleash your clever side and write a caption for this image in 5 words or less. Here’s how to enter:

1. Create your caption in five words or less.

2. Type your caption in the comments section of this post by November 30th.

3. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Tuesday TapRooT® Friends & Experts e-newsletter to find out if you won.
(Email the Editor at with subject “Subscribe to Win”)

Our in-house instructors will vote on the most clever caption, and the winner will be announced via our e-newsletter on December 1st.

Prize! The winner will receive this miniature, antique style globe to join TapRooT® in changing the way the world solves problems.







“How far away is death?” and “What does a bad day look like?” are two popular blog columns on the TapRooT® blog that are featured every week in the TapRooT® Friends & Experts eNewsletter and include images and videos to think about like the one above.  If you don’t get our eNewsletter every Tuesday, subscribe to be the first to learn about more fun contests.

How far away is death? Shocking Performance!

October 20th, 2015 by

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Want to see more of these? “How Far Away is Death” is a column in our weekly eNewsletter (distributed every Tuesday) that is often a startling reminder of what can happen in the blink of an eye.  If you’d like to subscribe, contact Barb at

Robot Made a Human Error and a Worker was Killed

July 8th, 2015 by


The 22-year-old man died in hospital after the accident at a plant in Baunatal, 100km north of Frankfurt. He was working as part of a team of contractors installing the robot when it grabbed him, according to the German car manufacturer. Volkswagen’s Heiko Hillwig said it seemed that human error was to blame.

A worker grabs the wrong thing and often gets asked, “what were you thinking?” A robot picks up the wrong thing and we start looking for root causes.

Read the article below to learn more about the fatality and ask why would we not always look for root causes once we identify the actions that occurred?


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